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need help with interviewing NW3 school(8 Posts)
Hi mums, We are just told to have an assessment with Hereward house this December for 2021 entry. My DD will just turn 3 this December. My husband and I have been working in London for 8 years, but the education system is still a very new thing here for us, as we have no family here.
So we are getting a little stressed now, could you please kindly give us some tips for the Hereward House school interview? By far, Hereward House is our first choice, I really like the manor of those little boy here, all very confidence and polite (walk pass the school few times at the pick up time); while it is also our first assessment, complete no experience on this
At this stage I should think the school just wants to find out what sort of family you are. You really want your son to do well and be happy at school - say this.
I’m sure it’s a typo but you’ve written DD - this school is for boys only.
They will want to see how your DD engages and relates to other children....and what sort of family you are. Assessments are generally informal at age 3 - so nothing to worry about.
If Hereward House doesn't work out - Heathside NW3 is definitely worth a look. My brothers Children started there in September and I'm hearing great things about their new Head....really turned the school around and huge investment. Worth a look!
Well currently Heathside has been a massive turnoff point for most people with countless leaving. So personally I would avoid for a bit until they get on their feet again, but great to hear its better. Have a look at Lyndhurst too?
Kathy 11 - I agree its definately worth a look. We left Heathside last year under the old Head, but its been taken over by Dukes and we are going back in January!
KatyRyan - Its all depends what you are looking for. Heathside Prep is not the typical NW3 school - with exam factory pressure. Its just the sort of place children are able to florish.
My daughter cant wait to return! I am so releived.
I hear good things about Lynhurst too.
Really depends what you are looking for for your child's education.
For my sons - I looked at at least 6 before making my choice. Every child is different and every parent wants different things from a school.
Personally - I think happy children, enjoy school and get a love of learning. This is far more important in life, than being spoon fed information to pass exams.
Hi Katy Ryan
Just wonderfing how the interview went.
I met Pascale their Head at a social last week - he seemed lovely.
We went to the Lyndhurst open day, the boys there are lovely, but not sure about their teachers.........
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